Hillary Won the First Dem Debate Because the Others Are Even More Terrible Candidates

The consensus of the talking heads is that Hillary Clinton was the clear winner in last night’s Democratic debate. But some focus groups and online polls suggested that Bernie Sanders held his own. Clearly, she did better last night than she has so far in her controversy-mired campaign. There were some sharp exchanges, but none of the other candidates managed to damage her. In one sense, Clinton prevailed because her opponents were so weak. For example, conservative commentator Erick Erickson observed, “I’m still amazed the other four candidates made Hillary Clinton come off as the likable, reasonable, responsible Democrat.” National

In May, Campaign Announcements Blossom

May is upon us and brings with it several expected presidential campaign announcements. According to a Washington Post report, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina announced their campaigns today, as expected. Carson hosted an event in Detroit, while Fiorina announced her campaign in an online video and an appearance on Good Morning America. Fiorina will follow up her announcement with a speech on Tuesday at a NYC tech conference and on a book tour to promote her new book which will be released tomorrow. Mike Huckabee is expected to officially announce his presidential bid at an event in Hope, Ark., his hometown. The same Washington Post report also speculated on